Jaguar Journal – Back to School Information

Dear Silver Hill Community,

I hope you all are having a wonderful summer! I have been getting settled in at Silver Hill and am very excited to meet all of your children and all of you! The 2022-2023 school year is going to be an excellent one full of friendships, learning, and fun!

Please find Back to School Information below. I will continue to update you over the upcoming weeks as more information becomes available.


Donna Martin, Principal

Open House

Monday, August 29   5:00 – 6:30 pm

All grades K-5 are welcome. However, there will be a separate Open House for Kindergarten families as well on September 7 at 9:15 am so they can meet their assigned teachers at that time.

Like last year, it will be held outdoors. Teachers will be set up by grade level to meet and welcome students to school. We will have tours available for families who wish to take a look around the building. Additionally, there will be a PTO table and a YMCA table to provide information for before and after school programs. And Kona Ice will be here as well!

First Days of School

Tuesday, August 30 – First day of school for grades 1-5

Friday, September 2 – Kindergarten Open House 9:30 – 10:30 am

Friday, September 2 – Early Release Day for students – dismissal at 11:35 am

Monday, September 5 and Tuesday, September 6 – No School 

Wednesday, September 7 – First day of school for Kindergarten

School Hours

9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Dismissal is at 11:35 am on Early Release days 

Students may be dropped off beginning at 8:45 am and are considered tardy if they arrive after 9:00 am. Specific information regarding drop off and pick up procedures will be sent to families and posted here.

Bus Routes

Please find information about the Bus Routes here:

Class Assignments

You will be able to log on to the parent portal the week of August 22nd and see your child’s teacher assignment. They will not be posted anywhere else other than the portal. Please see the district website for instructions on how to sign up and/or log in:


Haverhill Public Schools is a one-to-one district, with each student receiving a ChromeBook. Students new to Haverhill Public Schools will be issued a ChromeBook the first week of school. Kindergarten students will receive a ChromeBook at the kindergarten screening.

HPS Student Device (Chromebook) Insurance: Haverhill Public Schools has chosen School Device Coverage (SDC) to insure the devices that will be given to your student as part of this year’s 1:1 device program. For only $20 per student, this insurance program will protect you and your student(s) in the event that your device is lost, stolen, or damaged accidentally over the course of the school year.  Please follow this link for more information and to sign up.  Haverhill Student Device Insurance

This information is also posted on the Parent and Student Resources page, Our Technology page, and the HPS Student Technology Device Policy  (Spanish Version) document.

Kindergarten Screenings

Information can be found at:

School Year Wish/Supply Lists

Suggested school supply lists can be found at:


The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) has been meeting and making plans for the school year! They would love for many more of you to be involved as they support our students and teachers! Please check in with them at their table at Open House, or attend one of the meetings, which are typically the first Monday of the month. The first meeting of the school year will be on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 6:00 pm in the Silver Hill Library. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Before and After School Care

General Information:

Before School:  opens at 7:00 a.m. 

After-School:  open until 6:00 p.m.

They are open on all early-release days. They are also open for full days (including 9/6 and 9/28) at separate sites, and families will be informed.

  • All children in the program receive a free Youth membership at the Y

  • They serve dinners to all children daily

  • They are open vacation weeks (at two designated sites)

  • Flexible Pricing is available to families that qualify to help with the cost of the program

  • They do accept state vouchers

 All inquiries regarding registration may be directed to Ingryd Cardona: